Illinois Gov. Touts New Debt Plan

Shields, Yvette
January 2006
Bond Buyer;1/19/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32301, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has encouraged legislators in his state of the state address to support a 3.2 billion dollars borrowing program for education and transportation projects. However, the governor did not immediately issue any additional information on his proposed capital budget.


Related Articles

  • Illinois Lawmakers Let Deadline for New Budget Pass Without Agreement. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;8/1/2007, Vol. 361 Issue 32682, p44 

    The article reports on the failure of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and lawmakers to reach an agreement within the July 1, 2007 deadline on a new budget for fiscal 2008. They allowed the deadline to pass for approving a new one-year budget or an extension of the current one, although state...

  • Report:III. transit needs $9 bil. a year. Tita, Bob // Crain's Chicago Business;2/12/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p11 

    The article provides information on the report of Transportation for Illinois Coalition regarding the transportation cost in Illinois. The report stated that Illinois needs to spend almost $9 billion every year for the next five years to maintain and expand the highway and mass transit systems...

  • Transportation funds should go to key projects.  // Crain's Chicago Business;1/9/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p14 

    The article reports the Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is lining up legislative support for a $3-billion bond issue to finance infrastructure projects. Republican legislators who blocked Blagojevich's previous attempts to get a transportation funding bill approved. Their main concern appears...

  • Illinois Budget Imbroglio: Blagojevich to Meet With Lawmakers. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;6/3/2008, Vol. 364 Issue 32891, p1 

    The article reports on a meeting between Governor Rod Blagojevich and General Assembly leaders in Illinois in an effort to address a projected $2.1 billion deficit in the $59 billion fiscal 2009 operating budget. The session ended without approval of a massive $34 billion capital program pushed...

  • Hearings on guv's tax plan set for this week. Merrion, Paul // Crain's Chicago Business;3/19/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p3 

    The article reports that the House Revenue Committee of Illinois will begin a series of hearings to evaluate recent tax and budget initiatives proposed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The committee will also focus on the governor's proposed $6-billion gross-receipts tax. The Illinois...

  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans May Team Up for Debt Limit Law. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;5/7/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31879, p1 

    Reports on a possible bipartisan support for a legislation limiting debt in Illinois. Increase of debt level of the state; Borrowing practice of governor Rod Blagojevich; Creation of a legislation involving repayment, refunding and debt service structure.

  • No No-Growth Budget. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;5/26/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31892, p31 

    Reports that with budget negotiations in their final week, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has rejected a proposal from some lawmakers to support a no-growth fiscal 2005 budget. Proposal to limit spending in the fiscal 2005 budget to the same levels in the fiscal 2004 budget.

  • Blagojevich Scales Back Agenda for Education. Cavanagh, Sean // Education Week;2/16/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 23, p30 

    The article reports that Governor Rod Blagojevich has proposed a far more modest agenda for schools during the year 2005 annual speech to the legislature. The first-term Democrat spoke of school issues during his Feb. 3 address mostly in the context of praising the progress he believed had been...

  • Illinois Governor Backing Student Community Service. Cavanagh, Sean // Education Week;10/29/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p20 

    Governor Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois says his administration is considering seeking a requirement that all public high school students perform community service in order to graduate. The first-year governor, a Democrat, raised the possibility earlier this month, a spokeswoman for his office...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics